After playing a week worth of games against the weakest team in their division, the Cardinals have put themselves in first place in the National League Central.
Of course, let us not become too excited. The Milwaukee Brewers are right on the Birdos’ heels in second place. While the Cardinals are 8-2 in their last ten games, the Brewers nearly kept pace at 7-3. The Pirates have cooled a bit since their hot start, going 3-7 in their last ten games, having lost two of three to the Rockies and getting swept by the Phillies over the weekend. Then, of course, there is the Cubs - a team that has gotten off to a sluggish start, but has the talent to make a run at anytime.
After twenty-one games into the season, the Cardinals are at the top, but there is much more baseball to be played. Should be fun!
what else is going on in baseball...
Fernando Rodney deserves our appreciation | SBNation.com
Brandon Belt ties MLB record with 21 pitches in a single at-bat | SBNation.com
Sean Manaea no-hitter for A’s is MLB’s first of 2018: Video of last out | SBNation.com
The Fringe Five: Baseball’s Most Compelling Fringe Prospects | FanGraphs Baseball
Here’s Your Periodic Update on the Fly-Ball Revolution | FanGraphs Baseball
Yoan Moncada’s Approach Is Actually Working | FanGraphs Baseball
Max Scherzer wins duel with Clayton Kershaw | MLB.com
Watch Julio Franco become the oldest player ever to homer in a Major League game | MLB.com
Andrelton Simmons started a double play with a slick dive and glove flip | MLB.com
Jake Arrieta fans 10 in 7 scoreless innings | MLB.com
Matt Harvey struggles as Mets fall to Braves | MLB.com
what the cardinals are up to...
Cards Sweep the Reds Again 4.22.18 | Viva El Birdos
Memphis Skipper Stubby Clapp's Positivity Helps the Cardinals' Safety Net | 101Sports.com
Kurkjian on Pujols's Legacy and How It's Hurting His Fanfare on the Way to 3,000 Hits | 101Sports.com
Adam Wainwright goes on disabled list | MLB.com
Tommy Pham slowly recovering from groin injury | MLB.com
KNOW THINE ENEMY...
the nl central
The Reds’ Slump Has Extended to Joey Votto | FanGraphs Baseball
The Pirates turned a wild double play by catching two runners stealing on one play | MLB.com
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